Faizon Love says that he wants to star in “Elf 2” if they ever get around to making a sequel.
“I think Elf 2 could happen with Faizon Love. What’s wrong with a Black elf? I think America is ready for a Black elf. You had a Black president, you had an orange president, now it’s time for a Black elf. I was surprised [Will Ferrell] he turned down that much money… If they would’ve asked me to do it for some potato chips and $3500 [I’d do it]. He turned down $29 million? Wow. Whoa,” he told TMZ.
Will Ferrell starred in the original. He’s not interested in doing a sequel and turned down almost $30 million.
“I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good. I just couldn’t turn down that much money,'” said Ferrell at the time. “And I thought, ‘Can I actually say those words? I don’t think I can, so I guess I can’t do the movie.'”